Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is often misdiagnosed, due to the stigma that OCD is solely about being “clean” and “organized.” This workshop will assist participants in identifying and diagnosing OCD, while recognizing common themes like Harm OCD, Sexual Orientation OCD, Religious/Scrupulosity OCD, Existential OCD, Relationship OCD, and more. Join us in learning the evidence-based treatment, Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP), over the course of two days. Participants will learn how to apply ERP to all OCD themes.
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a). Participants will name the diagnosis and criteria of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and be able to recognize it in a patient.
b). Identify 5 different OCD themes.
c). Identify 5 possible OCD compulsions.
d). Describe the difference between “Taboo Thoughts” OCD versus suicidal or homicidal feelings.
e). Differentiate between OCD and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder.
f). Describe the rationale behind the evidence-based treatment of OCD, Exposure & Response Prevention.
g). State the process of habituation.
h). Identify possible exposure examples for any OCD theme.
i). Practice using a Response Prevention Plan in order to decrease compulsions.
j). Create a hierarchy of exposures for a patient with OCD.
k). Participants will complete a Practice Record for an imaginal OCD case.
l). Name at least one way to trouble shoot situations when Exposure & Response Prevention does not appear to be working.
Mental Health Clinicians & Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Counselors, School Personnel, Youth Development Workers.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Instructor(s): Amanda Petrik-Gardner, LCPC
Material Author(s): Amanda Petrik-Gardner, LCPC
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